Philippines, 20 Sep 2019
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


NBA -- Kobe goes out with a bang, scores sweet 60


PhilBoxing.com




LOS ANGELES -- ​After 20 years in the NBA, his body aching and his once mighty skills declining, ​Kobe Bryant ​announced last November that this season would be his last.

But in his final game on Wednesday night at Staples Center, before a sold-out crowd paid an average of $700 for their seats, Kobe summoned his greatness one last time, ending his fabulous career with a 60-point performance that dazzled the Lakers faithful and the rest of the world.

​Kobe, an 18-time All-Star who hung five championship banners during his remarkable reign as the face of the franchise, swished 22 of 50 field goals, 6-of-21 threes and 10 of 12 free throws. Bryant poured 23 points in a fourth quarter rampage that lifted the Lakers past the Utah Jazz, 101-96.

​"I'ts hard to believe it happened this way. I'm still shocked about this," Bryant told reporters after the finale. He also addressed the fans who packed the Staples Center to bade him farewell.

"I think the most important part is that we all stayed together throughout. You'll always be in my heart and I sincerely, sincerely appreciate it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you guys," Bryant said.

​Among the celebrities who witnessed "Mamba Day" included Jack Nicholson, Leonard DeCaprio, Jay Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine and David Beckham. Magic Johnson started the tribute with a video montage that saw several of the NBA's biggest stars --- LeBron James, Stephen Curry, etc --- wishing Bryant well.

​Bryant's fond farewell was easily the highlight of another disappointing season the Lakers finished with a poor 17-65 record and will miss the playoffs for the third year in a row, a franchise record.

The Jazz, who got 18 points from ​Tre​y​ Lyes ​17 points from Gordon Hayward, will also miss the postseason with a 40-42. slate.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Anthony Rozic.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • MICHAEL DUTCHOVER vs. THOMAS MATTICE FINAL WEIGHTS AND QUOTES
    By , Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • JOSEPH DIAZ JR. VS. JESUS CUADRO UNDERCARD PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • Split-T Management's Fred Wilson Jr. and Ernesto Garza III in Action on Friday night
    By , Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • WEIGHTS FROM BENSALEM, PA
    By , Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • Two-Time World Title Challenger Petr Petrov back in Action On Friday Night in Ontario, California
    By , Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • FM Mariano to banner Anvaya Cove executive chess (Sept. 28)
    By Marlon Bernardino, Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • ERROL SPENCE JR AND SHAWN PORTER CONFERENCE CALL
    By , Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • Undefeated Cataraja to fight Omayao Sept. 23
    By Lito delos Reyes, Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • Boxing’s Newest Top Contender, Heavyweight Otto Wallin, Returns Home to Hero’s Welcome in Sweden After Courageous Battle with Lineal Champ Tyson Fury Last Saturday
    By , Fri, 20 Sep 2019
  • UNDEFEATED MARTIN RETURNS AGAINST ALOLOD FRIDAY FOR PBF CROWN
    By Dennis Principe, Thu, 19 Sep 2019
  • CANELO ALVAREZ VS. SERGEY KOVALEV LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Thu, 19 Sep 2019
  • SHAWN PORTER, ANTHONY DIRRELL & ROBERT GUERRERO LAS VEGAS MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , Thu, 19 Sep 2019
  • MICHAEL DUTCHOVER AND RUBEN VILLA TRAINING CAMP NOTES
    By , Thu, 19 Sep 2019
  • RYAN GARCIA AND GOLDEN BOY SOLIDIFY THEIR PACT AS THE YOUNG STAR HAS EXTENDED HIS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT
    By , Thu, 19 Sep 2019
  • ACTION PACKED SPENCE-PORTER UNDERCARD ATTRACTIONS
    By , Thu, 19 Sep 2019
  • Ring 8 honors New York Junior Olympic Boxing Team
    By , Thu, 19 Sep 2019
  • Q&A WITH FAST-RISING UNDEFEATED WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT BRANDUN LEE
    By , Wed, 18 Sep 2019
  • PACQUIAO'S RECORD DEBUNKS MYTH
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Wed, 18 Sep 2019
  • Pacquiao-Lomachenko Compared: A Bee to a Mosquito
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Wed, 18 Sep 2019
  • TAYLOR VS. LINARDATOU PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 18 Sep 2019
  • NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR CLARESSA SHIELDS vs. IVANA HABAZIN
    By , Wed, 18 Sep 2019
  • PELTZ BOXING: A LIFE-LONG LOVE STORY
    By , Wed, 18 Sep 2019
  • CARLOS 'THE SOLUTION' MORALES TO BATTLE MERCITO 'NO MERCY' GESTA IN MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
    By , Wed, 18 Sep 2019
  • Split-T Management's Pacheco and Sylla remain undefeated with Victories over the Weekend
    By , Wed, 18 Sep 2019


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.